Do you ever notice the same ingredients appearing in lots of skincare products? Stuff you never noticed before? This happened recently with phenoxyethanol, a preservative that is often used as an alternative to parabens. Now it’s happening again with allantoin—I’m suddenly noticing it in lots of products that I write about on this blog. Allantoin is a white powder that has no odor, and provides conditioning properties to the skin, according to the National Eczema Foundation.
I received a jar of Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask as a Christmas gift last year. It’s something I was definitely curious to try, because this mask is “carbonated,” so it causes you to feel a bubbling sensation during the first few minutes of application. It’s fun to use, but I probably won’t be repurchasing this mask. Read on to find out why.